Can Paint Colours Affect Your Coquitlam Home’s Curb Appeal?

April 16th, 2024 in Exterior Painting
Can Paint Colours Affect Your Surrey Home’s Curb Appeal?

The answer to the question in the title of today’s article is an unequivocal “yes”. Paint colour can definitely affect your Coquitlam home’s curb appeal. There are many reasons why curb appeal is important. One of those reasons is for the sale of your house. There is good evidence that most people make up their mind whether they would consider purchasing a specific house within the first few minutes of seeing it, and possibly the first few seconds.

The old adage, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” is very true in real estate. And most people who are purchasing a home for themselves to live in rely more on emotion and less on rational thought than anyone would like to admit. In today’s blog article we are going to take a look at how paint colour can affect curb appeal.

Colour Trends

One consideration when choosing an exterior colour is what are the current colour trends in design and architecture. Neutrals always work, but in 2024, we are seeing deeper, richer neutral colours. In a competitive real estate market like in Surrey, choosing a richer colour will make your house stand apart. If you choose a neutral overall colour, you can always be a little bolder with the trim.

Colour Science

Aside from colour trends, there is also colour science. We know from scientific research that blue projects calm, for example, and green suggests harmony. Keep in mind, however, that if you have some kind of stone or brick trim in the architecture, then you have to consider how any colour will go with the stone or brick that you already have.

Colour Restrictions

You probably do not want to be the only person on your block with a red house. In fact, depending on where you live, it is possible that there may be some colour restrictions. Be sure to check that out before falling in love with a deep blue. Home Owners Associations (HOAs) often restrict what colour you can paint your home in a specific neighbourhood. Also, if you home has some historical importance, you may not have complete freedom of colour choice.

Aside From Colour

In addition to the specific colour, just having had your home freshly painted says plenty, no matter what colour it is. It makes the house look younger, and new paint gives others the impression that you care about the upkeep of your home. In Coquitlam, and throughout the Lower Mainland, the real estate market is improving. Prices are rising and home availability is falling. With expected interest rates to remain flat or drop in 2024, now is a great time to paint your home’s exterior if you plan to sell in the near future.

Whatever your reasons are for choosing a specific exterior colour for your home in Surrey, there is no doubt that your house will look a hundred times better with a new coat of paint and will make a superior impression on anyone walking by or considering buying it.

Our company is based in Coquitlam, and we work throughout the Lower Mainland. Give us a call today for a free estimate on painting your home’s interior or exterior at (604) 910-4828.

Level 5 Painting are experienced and dependable interior and exterior, residential and commercial painters based in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The Level 5 Painting crew performs at the highest industry standards to exceed your expectations and deliver painting projects with phenomenal results. 

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your next painting project, then please call us at (604) 910-4828.

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